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Spring Festivals & Events in Springfield, IL

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Springfield’s SPRING Festivals & Events


It’s SPRING Time….oh yay! Goodbye snow & grey skies, Hello flowers & sunshine!

Spring season kicks off all the outdoor Festivals & Events, and we are so excited!

Start planning your visit today!

Here are FIVE of our Annual Spring Events.


Lincoln Presidential Half MarathonApril 6 starting in Downtown Springfield

Immerse yourself in Abraham Lincoln history and enjoy a scenic run past the Lincoln Home, the Lincoln-Herndon Law Office and Lincoln Tomb in Oak Ridge Cemetery. The USATF certified course starts and ends at the historic Old State Capitol. The Lincoln sites and... Read More


St Patrick's Day in Springfield, IL

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Going GREEN in Springfield, IL This St. Patrick’s Day!

No need to be Irish to enjoy a Day o’ Green.



Pre-Parade Festivities

Kegs ‘N Egg’s at Floyd’s Thirst Parlor

Adams Family St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast at Buzz Bomb Brewing Company

St. Patrick’s Day Kickoff at Frankie’s Brewhaus

Pre-Parade Party at the Alamo

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Run on Washington St between 5th & 6th St.

The Incubator at 11 W. Old State Capitol 


Parading Time

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Downtown Springfield at the Craic o’ Noon 

This year’s theme is “Share the Irish Spirit” and the... Read More


Spring Break in Springfield, IL

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Take a “Break” in Always Legendary Springfield, Illinois

Have we got the perfect Spring Break plan for you!  Springfield, IL knows a thing or two about fun, family travel. Generations of kids have visited us on class field trips, and we’ve long been a top choice for fun and educational vacations that bring grandparents, moms, dads and kids together.

With spring break right around the corner; plan to spend some family time experiencing the “Legendary” life of Abraham Lincoln. Walk the same historic streets Abraham Lincoln walked and visit the only house Lincoln ever owned.  You’ll get to know Lincoln as a husband, father and neighbor, as... Read More


President's Day in Springfield, IL

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Take advantage of the long President’s Day weekend in February to experience history first-hand in Abraham Lincoln’s hometown of Springfield, Illinois.

Springfield is a true original, the only place in the world to see such an extensive collection of historic sites and museums devoted to the life and legacy of our 16th President. Get to know Lincoln the man, the father, the husband and the politician by walking the same streets he walked over 150 years ago.

Visit the Lincoln Home National Historic Site, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and MuseumOld State CapitolLincoln Tomb, and a host of other sites that will transport you... Read More


Holiday Events in Springfield, Illinois

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The “Most Wonderful Time of the Year” is almost here and Springfield has so many things to do!


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11/16 - 1/6/: Holidays at the White House: A Presidential Christmas at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum

11/16 – 11/17: Hobnob Holiday Market at the Illinois State Fairgrounds

11/16 - 11/18: Holiday Market at Lincoln Memorial Garden

11/17 - 11/25: Memorial Festival of Trees: Holidays Through Our History at the Orr Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds

11/23: Frost Fun Friday at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library

11/23 - 12/22: Annual Light up the Park in ... Read More

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